Our AI discovery engine uncovering natural proteins with incredible capabilities.
platform accurately predicts and rapidly verifies natural proteins with specific, highly-desired performance characteristics that are sustainable, clean label and highly functional.
Nature has a vast, unexplored wealth of performance ingredients
Known edible plants
Unique proteins per plant
Of available proteins*
These proteins are sustainable and clean replacements to existing ingredients that are wreaking havoc on the planet and our health.
(*now accessible via Flourish)
HOW IT WORKS
Flourish predicts and rapidly verifies protein sequences with specific, desirable performance characteristics
Hundreds of Million Proteins01:
Our discovery platform, Flourish, uses AI to identify proteins found in nature that are likely to meet desired performance characteristics.
Hundreds of Proteins02:
The selected proteins are then produced in host microoganisms for functional testing in the next phase. We leverage high throughput automated workflows to process hundreds of protein sequences at a time.
Tens of Proteins03:
We validate the AI-selected proteins through proprietary high throughput-screening assays. We further validate the best-performing proteins by producing them in our pilot facility and testing in real world end-use applications.
We bring our discoveries to market by producing novel functional proteins, optimizing existing protein isolates for new applications, and leveraging our insights to support our partners and customers.
Shiru’s Flourish™ technology comprises a computer software platform and computer enabled scientific research for identifying, characterizing, and testing bioactive compounds, plant sources, cell cultures, and extracts. It can be applied to develop and improve ingredients for use in food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other industrial products.
how we work together
We align with partners on the functional target and collaborate to digitally discover, screen for function, and validate the performance of target proteins, taking months instead of years to develop entirely new and disruptive ingredient solutions.
Flourish in action
Our first commercial product, OleoPro™ Fat, resulted from a surprising find. Our proprietary technology platform, Flourish, uncovered highly functional proteins that, when combined with more sustainable oils through a novel process, create an ingredient that looks and behaves like traditional animal fat.
In the Press
Shiru used AI to discover its first novel ingredient in 3 months. The next one will go even faster".
In the Press
“Shiru pitches healthier fat that looks and behaves like animal fat”.
In the Press
Griffith Foods partners with Shiru to bring best-in-class alternative protein products to market.